In 1974 75, Wade Davis And Tim Plowman Traveled The Length Of South America, Living Among A Dozen Indian Tribes, Collecting Medicinal Plants And Searching For The Origins Of Coca, The Sacred Leaf Of The Andes And The Notorious Source Of Cocaine It Was A Journey Inspired And Made Possible By Their Harvard Mentor, Richard Evans Schultes, The Most Important Scientific Explorer In South America In This Century, Whose Exploits Rival Those Of Darwin And The Great Naturalist Explorers Of The Victorian Age In 1941, After Having Identified Ololiuqui, The Long Lost Aztec Hallucinogen, And Having Collected The First Specimens Of Teonanacatl, The Sacred Mushroom Of Mexico, Schultes Took A Leave Of Absence From Harvard And Disappeared Into The Northwest Of Colombia Twelve Years Later, He Returned From South America, Having Gone Places No Outsider Had Ever Been, Mapping Uncharted Rivers And Living Among Two Dozen Indian Tribes He Collected Some Twenty Thousand Botanical Specimens, Including Three Hundred Species New To Science, And Documented The Invaluable Knowledge Of Native Shamans The World S Leading Authority On Plant Hallucinogens, Schultes Was For His Students A Living Link To A Distant Time When The Tropical Rain Forests Stood Immense, Inviolable, A Mantle Of Green Stretching Across Entire Continents It Was A World Greatly Changed By The Time Davis And Plowman Began Their Journey, Nearly Thirty Years Later, And Changed Further Today.
Edmund Wade Davis has been described as a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet, and passionate defender of all of life s diversity An ethnographer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker, he holds degrees in anthropology and biology and received his Ph.D in ethnobotany, all from Harvard University Mostly through the Harvard Botanical Museum, he spent than three years in the an
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- One River
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